John Boehner Pokes Fun at Anthony Weiner’s Name

Jun 13, 2011 11:19am

ABC News’ Devin Dwyer (@devindwyer) reports:   Republican House Speaker John Boehner has been notably quiet about the scandal that has engulfed Rep. Anthony Weiner and raised the ire of Democratic Party leaders. 

But Boehner broke his silence over the weekend during his commencement address at Ohio State University, poking fun at the New York congressman’s name and the hot water he's in.

"When you begin to go out there to ask people to vote for you, they're probably not going to vote for you if they don't know your name," Boehner said. "My name looks like 'beaner,' 'bonner,' 'boner.'"

"Thank God it's not Weiner," he added, triggering laughter and applause from the crowd. 

“People make fun of my name all the time,” Weiner said in an interview with ABC News earlier this month. “With the name Weiner you get that.” 

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